Pipeline Safety: Random Drug Testing Rate, Contractor Management Information System Reporting, and Obtaining Drug and Alcohol Management Information System Sign-In Information, 68505-68506 [2014-27091]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 221 / Monday, November 17, 2014 / Notices online through www.EMS.gov on or before November 28, 2014. Thursday, December 4, 2014 (1 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST) asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Tentative Agenda of the Federal Interagency Committee on EMS Meeting Jeffrey P. Michael, Associate Administrator for Research and Program Development. (1) Welcome, Introductions, Opening Remarks (2) Review and Approval of Executive Summary of June 19, 2014 Meeting (3) National EMS Advisory Council (NEMSAC) Report (4) Strategic Planning Implementation (5) Discussion of the EMS Agenda for the Future (6) Technical Working Group (TWG) Committee Reports. This includes the Preparedness Committee, which will provide an update on interagency Ebola coordination and the Data Standardization Committee, which will provide a briefing on the National EMS Information System (NEMSIS). (7) Presentation of New Initiative to Develop State and Local EMS Performance Measures (8) Election of Chair and Vice-Chair for Calendar Year 2015 (9) Other FICEMS Business (10) Public Comment Period (approximately 3:30 p.m. EST) (11) Next Steps and Adjourn Registration Information: These meetings will be open to the public; however, pre-registration is requested. Individuals wishing to attend must register online at https:// events.signup4.com/ NEMSACandFICEMSJointMtg2014 no later than November 28, 2014. For assistance with registration, please contact Noah Smith at Noah.Smith@ dot.gov or 202–366–5030. There will not be a teleconference option for these meetings. Public Comment: Members of the public are encouraged to comment directly to the NEMSAC and FICEMS during designated public comment periods. In order to allow as many people as possible to speak, speakers are requested to limit their remarks to 5 minutes. 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ACTION: Notice of calendar year 2015 minimum annual percentage rate for random drug testing, reminder for operators to report contractor MIS data, and reminder of method for operators to obtain user name and password for electronic reporting. AGENCY: PHMSA has determined that the minimum random drug testing rate for covered employees will remain at 25 percent during calendar year 2015. Operators are reminded that drug and alcohol testing information must be submitted for contractors performing or ready to perform covered functions. For calendar year 2014 reporting, PHMSA will not attempt to mail the ‘‘user name’’ and ‘‘password’’ for the Drug and Alcohol Management Information System (DAMIS) to operators, but will make the user name and password available in the PHMSA Portal (https:// portal.phmsa.dot.gov/pipeline). DATES: Effective January 1, 2015, through December 31, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Blaine Keener, Director of Safety Data Systems and Analysis, by telephone at 202–366–0970 or by email at blaine.keener@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Notice of Calendar Year 2015 Minimum Annual Percentage Rate for Random Drug Testing Operators of gas, hazardous liquid, and carbon dioxide pipelines and operators of liquefied natural gas facilities must randomly select and test a percentage of covered employees for prohibited drug use. Pursuant to 49 CFR PO 00000 Frm 00101 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 68505 199.105(c)(2), (3), and (4), the PHMSA Administrator’s decision on whether to change the minimum annual random drug testing rate is based on the reported random drug test positive rate for the pipeline industry. The data considered by the Administrator comes from operators’ annual submissions of Management Information System (MIS) reports required by § 199.119(a). If the reported random drug test positive rate is less than one percent, the Administrator may continue the minimum random drug testing rate at 25 percent. In calendar year 2013, the random drug test positive rate was less than one percent. Therefore, the PHMSA minimum annual random drug testing selection rate will remain at 25 percent for calendar year 2015. Reminder for Operators To Report Contractor MIS Data On January 19, 2010, PHMSA published an Advisory Bulletin (75 FR 2926) implementing the annual collection of contractor MIS drug and alcohol testing data. An operator’s report to PHMSA is not considered complete until an MIS report is submitted for each contractor that performed covered functions as defined in § 199.3. Reminder of Method for Operators To Obtain User Name and Password for Electronic Reporting In previous years, PHMSA attempted to mail the DAMIS user name and password to operator staff with responsibility for submitting DAMIS reports. Based on the number of phone calls to PHMSA each year requesting this information, the mailing process has not been effective. Pipeline operators have been submitting reports required by Parts 191 and 195 through the PHMSA Portal (https:// portal.phmsa.dot.gov/pipeline) since 2011. Each company with an Office of Pipeline Safety issued Operator Identification Number should employ staff with access to the PHMSA Portal. The user name and password required for an operator to access DAMIS and enter calendar year 2014 data will be available to all staff with access to the PHMSA Portal in late December 2014. When the DAMIS user name and password is available in the Portal, all registered users will receive an email to that effect. Operator staff with responsibility for submitting DAMIS reports should coordinate with registered Portal users to obtain the DAMIS user name and password. Registered Portal users for an operator typically include the U.S. Department of Transportation Compliance Officer and E:\FR\FM\17NON1.SGM 17NON1 68506 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 221 / Monday, November 17, 2014 / Notices staff or consultants with responsibility for submitting annual and incident reports on PHMSA F 7000- and 7100series forms. For operators that have failed to register staff in the PHMSA Portal for Part 191/195 reporting purposes, operator staff responsible for submitting DAMIS reports can register in the Portal by following the instructions at: http:// opsweb.phmsa.dot.gov/portal_message/ PHMSA_Portal_Registration.pdf. Pursuant to §§ 199.119(a) and 199.229(a), operators with 50 or more covered employees, including both operator and contractor staff, are required to submit DAMIS reports annually. Operators with less than 50 total covered employees are required to report only upon written request from PHMSA. If an operator has submitted a calendar year 2012 or later DAMIS report with less than 50 total covered employees, the PHMSA Portal message may state that no calendar year 2014 DAMIS report is required. Some of these operators may have grown to more than 50 covered employees during calendar year 2014. The Portal message will include instructions for how these operators can obtain a calendar year 2014 DAMIS user name and password. Authority: 49 U.S.C. 5103, 60102, 60104, 60108, 60117, and 60118; 49 CFR 1.53. Issued in Washington, DC, on November 12, 2014. Jeffrey D. Wiese, Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety. [FR Doc. 2014–27091 Filed 11–14–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES November 10, 2014. The Department of the Treasury will submit the following information collection requests to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13, on or after the date of publication of this notice. DATES: Comments should be received on or before December 17, 2014 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Send comments regarding the burden estimate, or any other aspect of the information collection, including suggestions for reducing the burden, to (1) Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for Treasury, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:14 Nov 14, 2014 Jkt 235001 20503, or email at OIRA_Submission@ OMB.EOP.gov and (2) Treasury PRA Clearance Officer, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Suite 8140, Washington, DC 20220, or email at PRA@treasury.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 927–5331, email at PRA@treasury.gov, or the entire information collection request may be found at www.reginfo.gov. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) OMB Number: 1545–0108. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Title: Annual Summary and Transmittal of U.S. Information Returns. Form: 1096. Abstract: Form 1096 is used to transmit paper information returns (Forms 1099, 1098, 5498, and W–2G) to the IRS Service Centers. Under IRC section 6041 and related sections, a separate Form 1096 is used for each type of return sent to the service center by the payer. It is used by IRS to summarize and categorize the transmitted forms. Affected Public: Private sector: Businesses or other for-profits. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 1,297,269. OMB Number: 1545–1204. Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. Title: Low-Income Housing Credit Agencies Report of Noncompliance or Building Disposition. Form: 8823. Abstract: Form 8823 is used by housing agencies to report noncompliance with the low-income housing provisions of Code section 42. Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 303,200. OMB Number: 1545–1374. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Title: Qualified Electric Vehicle Credit. Form: 8834. Abstract: Form 8834 is used to claim any qualified electric vehicle passive activity credit allowed for the current tax. The data on Form 8834 will be used to determine that the credit is allowable and that it has been properly computed. Affected Public: Private sector: Business or other for-profits. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 15,022. OMB Number: 1545–1945. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. PO 00000 Frm 00102 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Title: 26 U.S. Code § 475—Mark-tomarket Accounting Method for Dealers in Securities. Abstract: Section 475 was added by section 13223(a) of the Revenue Reconciliation Act of 1993, Public Law 103–66, 107 Stat. 481, and is effective for all taxable years ending on or after December 31, 1993. The statutory requirements under 26 U.S.C. 475 are codified under 26 CFR Part 1, sections 1.475 et al. Information collection requirements under § 1.475(a)–4 sets forth an elective safe harbor that permits dealers in securities and dealers in commodities to elect to use the values of positions reported on certain financial statements as the fair market values of those positions for purposes of section 475 of the Internal Revenue Code (Code). This safe harbor is intended to reduce the compliance burden on taxpayers and to improve the administrability of the valuation requirement of section 475. The recordkeeping requirement under section 1.475(b)–4 are required to determine whether exemption from mark-to-market treatment is properly claimed, and will be used to make that determination upon audit of taxpayer’s books and records. The information under section 1.475(c)–1(a)(3)(iii), is necessary to determine whether a consolidated group has elected to disregard inter-member transactions in determining a member’s status as a dealer in securities. Affected Public: Private sector: Businesses and other for-profits. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 52,182. Dawn D. Wolfgang, Treasury PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–27045 Filed 11–14–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Bureau of the Fiscal Service Proposed Collection of Information: Analysis to Support Electronic Funds Transfer and Remittance Mandate Notice and request for comments. 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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 221 (Monday, November 17, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 68505-68506]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-27091]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

[Docket ID PHMSA-2014-0137]


Pipeline Safety: Random Drug Testing Rate, Contractor Management 
Information System Reporting, and Obtaining Drug and Alcohol Management 
Information System Sign-In Information

AGENCY: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), 
DOT.

ACTION: Notice of calendar year 2015 minimum annual percentage rate for 
random drug testing, reminder for operators to report contractor MIS 
data, and reminder of method for operators to obtain user name and 
password for electronic reporting.

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SUMMARY: PHMSA has determined that the minimum random drug testing rate 
for covered employees will remain at 25 percent during calendar year 
2015. Operators are reminded that drug and alcohol testing information 
must be submitted for contractors performing or ready to perform 
covered functions. For calendar year 2014 reporting, PHMSA will not 
attempt to mail the ``user name'' and ``password'' for the Drug and 
Alcohol Management Information System (DAMIS) to operators, but will 
make the user name and password available in the PHMSA Portal (https://portal.phmsa.dot.gov/pipeline).

DATES: Effective January 1, 2015, through December 31, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Blaine Keener, Director of Safety Data 
Systems and Analysis, by telephone at 202-366-0970 or by email at 
blaine.keener@dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Notice of Calendar Year 2015 Minimum Annual Percentage Rate for Random 
Drug Testing

    Operators of gas, hazardous liquid, and carbon dioxide pipelines 
and operators of liquefied natural gas facilities must randomly select 
and test a percentage of covered employees for prohibited drug use. 
Pursuant to 49 CFR 199.105(c)(2), (3), and (4), the PHMSA 
Administrator's decision on whether to change the minimum annual random 
drug testing rate is based on the reported random drug test positive 
rate for the pipeline industry. The data considered by the 
Administrator comes from operators' annual submissions of Management 
Information System (MIS) reports required by Sec.  199.119(a). If the 
reported random drug test positive rate is less than one percent, the 
Administrator may continue the minimum random drug testing rate at 25 
percent. In calendar year 2013, the random drug test positive rate was 
less than one percent. Therefore, the PHMSA minimum annual random drug 
testing selection rate will remain at 25 percent for calendar year 
2015.

Reminder for Operators To Report Contractor MIS Data

    On January 19, 2010, PHMSA published an Advisory Bulletin (75 FR 
2926) implementing the annual collection of contractor MIS drug and 
alcohol testing data. An operator's report to PHMSA is not considered 
complete until an MIS report is submitted for each contractor that 
performed covered functions as defined in Sec.  199.3.

Reminder of Method for Operators To Obtain User Name and Password for 
Electronic Reporting

    In previous years, PHMSA attempted to mail the DAMIS user name and 
password to operator staff with responsibility for submitting DAMIS 
reports. Based on the number of phone calls to PHMSA each year 
requesting this information, the mailing process has not been 
effective. Pipeline operators have been submitting reports required by 
Parts 191 and 195 through the PHMSA Portal (https://portal.phmsa.dot.gov/pipeline) since 2011. Each company with an Office 
of Pipeline Safety issued Operator Identification Number should employ 
staff with access to the PHMSA Portal.
    The user name and password required for an operator to access DAMIS 
and enter calendar year 2014 data will be available to all staff with 
access to the PHMSA Portal in late December 2014. When the DAMIS user 
name and password is available in the Portal, all registered users will 
receive an email to that effect. Operator staff with responsibility for 
submitting DAMIS reports should coordinate with registered Portal users 
to obtain the DAMIS user name and password. Registered Portal users for 
an operator typically include the U.S. Department of Transportation 
Compliance Officer and

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staff or consultants with responsibility for submitting annual and 
incident reports on PHMSA F 7000- and 7100-series forms.
    For operators that have failed to register staff in the PHMSA 
Portal for Part 191/195 reporting purposes, operator staff responsible 
for submitting DAMIS reports can register in the Portal by following 
the instructions at: http://opsweb.phmsa.dot.gov/portal_message/PHMSA_Portal_Registration.pdf.
    Pursuant to Sec. Sec.  199.119(a) and 199.229(a), operators with 50 
or more covered employees, including both operator and contractor 
staff, are required to submit DAMIS reports annually. Operators with 
less than 50 total covered employees are required to report only upon 
written request from PHMSA. If an operator has submitted a calendar 
year 2012 or later DAMIS report with less than 50 total covered 
employees, the PHMSA Portal message may state that no calendar year 
2014 DAMIS report is required. Some of these operators may have grown 
to more than 50 covered employees during calendar year 2014. The Portal 
message will include instructions for how these operators can obtain a 
calendar year 2014 DAMIS user name and password.

    Authority:  49 U.S.C. 5103, 60102, 60104, 60108, 60117, and 
60118; 49 CFR 1.53.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on November 12, 2014.
Jeffrey D. Wiese,
Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety.
[FR Doc. 2014-27091 Filed 11-14-14; 8:45 am]
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